Family Trips (as per PCSD Board Policy #204)
Requests for family trips will be considered as excused absences if prior approval is
requested and granted by the respective principal and the duration and frequency do
not interfere with the student’s educational progress. Any family trips for which
prior approval is not obtained may be considered as unexcused and/or unlawful and,
if in excess of three (3) days, a first notice may be served on the parent/guardian.
Students requesting permission to vacation with parents/guardians must complete a
vacation approval form which, when completed, will explain the reason for the
request and the duration of the trip. Parents/Guardians of the student must appear
personally in the office of the school principal to complete a vacation approval form
and discuss the request prior to the student absence for said vacation.
Conditions of approval:
Students who travel with parents/guardians after receiving prior approval of the
principal shall be considered lawfully absent.
Students will be given the opportunity to make up any class work, assignments,
projects or tests.
a. The teacher will provide an outline of the material covered and assignments
for the period of absence upon request by the student.
b. Make-up tests will be administered at the teachers’ convenience.
c. All make-up work must be completed within a period of time equal to the
length of the approved vacation, commencing with the first school day after
the completion of the vacation.
In grades K-8, students accumulating absences of four (4) or more days in the
first nine (9) week period, eight (8) or more in the second, twelve (12) or more in
the third, and fifteen (15) or more in the fourth nine (9) week period may be
refused permission. If the vacation is taken, make up will be forfeited.
In grades 9-12, students accumulating absences of four (4) or more days in the
first nine (9) week period, eight (8) or more days in the second, four (4) or more
in the third, and eight (8) or more in the fourth nine (9) week period may be
refused permission. If the vacation is taken, make up privileges will be forfeited.
Family trips shall be limited to no more than ten (10) days of approved vacation.
Days missed due to vacation will be counted toward the thirty (30) day and
fifteen (15) day attendance rule.
No more than one (1) vacation approval will be granted to any student.